Gone Glamping

Ahh, camping. The lack of electricity. The bugs. The whole sleeping-on-the-ground-without-access-to-a-toilet-or-shower thing.

For those of us who appreciate the great outdoors but also value certain creature comforts, glamping is the perfect compromise. You still get to hike and explore your heart out, but when it comes time to bunk up for the night and make dinner, you’ll be able to do it in comfort rather than on the dirt. A win-win, you might say.

Here are five of our favorite glamping destinations across the country.

1. Asheville, North Carolina – Dome


For $155 per night, you and your significant other or bestie can comfortably sleep in this yurt, which comes with amenities like a shower, refrigerator and AC. And no need to start your own fire, this spot comes equipped with an outdoor fire pit and grill ready for your romantic meal under the stars.

2. Santa Cruz Mountains, California – Glamping Tree House

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If you find yourself in the Monterey Bay area of California and are looking for a memorable place to stay, be sure to book the Glamping Tree House. Your stay will include access to a Jacuzzi, a kitchen, and fresh linens (oh, and it’s pet friendly, too).

3. Central Florida – Vintage Airstream


Looking to explore Central Florida in comfort? Choose a camp site and Silver Bullet Retreats will bring one of their vintage airstreams to you and get it all set up and ready for you to glamp in retro style!

4. Waterford, Maine – Crooked River Tiny House


If you’re looking for off-the-grid solitude accompanied by a comfy real bed, you’ve found your glamping location in the Crooked River Tiny House. It’s a bit bare bones (no air conditioning), but you’ll get to enjoy a real bed and kitchen while you soak in the peace and quiet.

5. Coram, Montana – Glacier Under Canvas

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After a day of exploring the breathtaking beauty of Glacier Natural Park, bunk up in one of Glacier Under Canvas’ safari tent set-ups, complete with an actual bed, private bathroom and hot running water (which will be quite welcome post-park)!